This year, I have prepared 75 Gospel bags to give away. Praying children will come! I also prepared half a dozen bags just for “little ones”. Instead of putting treats for toddlers in zip lock bags, this year I opted for brightly colored mesh draw string bags. Wouldn’t want to put a toddler at risk with plastic.
For many years, I shunned the participation in the age old tradition of “trick-or-treating”.
The fact that it emerged from heathenism, I didn’t feel it was right to encourage the practice. However, about thirty years ago, the Lord prompted me to turn the darkness into “Light” by using the opportunity to share the Gospel (Good News) of the Lord Jesus Christ.
At first, I made Bible Verse cards on business card stock. I made goodie bags and included a card in each bag. Later, I learned that I could order Halloween, Harvest and “Kid” tracts from the American Tract Society and thus began a wonderful tradition.
One year, when I was providing child care in my home, teaching Sunday School and speaking in Awana, we had 92 children receive a Gospel goodie bag! That was an expensive year as I place at least three good candies in the bag with…
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